Chapter-7.1 THE DUCK AND THE KANGAROO- Extra Questions and Notes

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Extra Questions, Notes, Assignment and study material for Class 9th as Per CBSE Syllabus

Chapter- 7.1 English Language and Literature

Lesson Name THE DUCK AND THE KANGAROO

By- Edward Lear

 Introduction of the lesson- THE DUCK AND THE KANGAROO

 INTRODUCTION

 This is a humorous poem. This poem does not make any sense but gives a great of reading language in poetry. This is a dialogue between a good Duck and a friendly Kangaroo. The Duck requests the Kangaroo to give him a ride on his back. The Kangaroo is willing dtheut he requiressome reflections. The Duck tells him everything frankly and then they enjoy a ride around world three times.

(यह एक रोचक कविता है । इस कविता का कोई भाव तो नहीं निकलता है लेकिन पद्य (कविता) रूप में भाषा पढ़ने का इससे बहुत आनद जाता हैं । यह एक अच्छे बत्तख और एक मित्र कंगारू के बीच वार्तालाप है । बत्तख कंगारू से प्रार्थना करता है कि वह उसे अपनी पीठ पर बैठाकर सवारी करवा दे । कंगारू है तो इच्छुक  लेकिन उसके मन में कुल सोच-विचार चलता है । बत्तख उसे सब कुछ साफ-साफ बता देता है और तब वे दोनों पूरी दुनिया का तीन बार चक्कर लगाते हैं ।)

Important Word-Meanings of difficult words from the lesson- THE DUCK AND THE KANGAROO

WORD MEANING

Word-Meanings : Good gracious = an exclamatory word,हैरानी सूचकशब्द ;  hop = jump,कूदना ; nasty =dirty,गंदा ; long = desire,इच्छा I  Still = without any movement,स्थिर; quack = crowing sound of a duck, कां–कां की आवाज़ निकालना ; Dee = a river in England, इंग्लैंड में एक नदी का नाम ; Jelly Bo Lee = a place in West Africa, पश्चिमी अफ्रीका में एक स्थान l  Required = needs,आवश्यकता हैं ; reflection = thinking, सोच –विचार ; objection = trouble,आपत्ति ; roomatiz = rheumatism,गठिये का रोग l Rocks = cliffs, चट्टानें ; wonted = woollen,ऊनी ; web = feet,जालीदार पांव ; neatly = correctly,अच्छी तरह से ; cloak = overcoat,लबादा  I  Moonlight pale = dim moonlight,चंद्रमा का मद्दम प्रकाश ;  steady = firmly,मजबूती के साथ ; bound = leaped, उछला I

 Short and Simple Summary of the lesson in EnglishTHE DUCK AND THE KANGAROO / Summary in simple Words/ Critical appreciation of the lesson THE DUCK AND THE KANGAROO

SUMMARY IN ENGLISH

One day a meeting takes place between a Duck and a Kangaroo. The Duck praises the Kangaroo for his hopping ability. The Duck says that he lives in a nasty pond and his life is a bore. Ike strongly desires to go out in the world. He requests the Kangaroo to give him a ride on his back. He promises that he would sit without making any movement or noise.

 The Kangaroo says that he is willing but before this he requires some reflection. He tells the Duck that he lives all the time in water. His feet are so wet and cold that if he sits on his back he might catch the disease of roomatiz.

 The Duck says that the Kangaroo need not worry about this. He says that he has bought four pairs of woollen socks and his feet are always warm. He also has bought a cloak to keep himself warm.

The Kangaroo agrees to give a ride to the Duck. He asks the Duck to sit at the end of his tail. They start their riding programme very happily. They go round the world three times.

 Summary in Hindi/ THE DUCK AND THE KANGAROO

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SUMMARY IN HINDI

 एक दिन एक बत्तख और एक कंगारू के बीच एक मुलाक़ात होती है । बत्तख कंगारू की कूदने की कला की तारीफ करता है । बत्तख कहता है कि वह तो एक गंदे तालाब में रहता है और उसका जीवन  नीरसता से परिपूर्ण है । वह तीव्र  इच्छा व्यक्त करता है कि वह बाहर संसार में विचरण करना चाहता है । वह कंगारू से प्रार्थना करता है कि वह उसे अपनी पीठ पर बिठाकर सवारी करा दे । वह वचन देता है कि वह न तो हिले –डुलेगा और न ही शोर मचाएगा ।

कंगारू कहता है कि वह इच्छुक तो है ,परंतु इससे पहले वह कुछ सोच –विचार करना चाहता । वह बत्तख को बताता है कि वह सारा दिन पानी में रहता है । उसके पांव इतने अधिक गीले और ठंडे कि वह उसकी पीठ पर बैठ गया तो उसे गठिया रोग हो सकता है ।

बत्तख कहता है कि कंगारू को इसके बारे में चिंता करने कि कोई आवश्यकता नहीं है । वह बताता है कि उसने चार जोड़ी ऊनी जुराबें खरीद ली है और उसके पैर हमेशा गर्म रहते हैं । उसने स्वयं को गर्म रखने के लिए एक लबादा भी खरीद लिया है ।

कंगारू, बत्तख को अपनी पीठ पर सवारी देने के लिए सहमत हो जाता है । वह बत्तख से कहता है कि वह उसकी पूंछ के अंतिम सिरे पर बैठ जाए । वे प्रसन्नतापूर्वक अपने सवारी के कार्यक्रम पर शुरु हो जाते हैं । वे पूरी दुनिया के तीन चक्कर लगा देते हैं ।

Following is the complete question bank for – THE DUCK AND THE KANGAROO

Read the extracts and answer the questions that follow.

COMPREHENSION OF STANZAS

STANZA – 1

 Said the Duck to the Kangaroo,

  `Good gracious! how you hop!

Over the fields and the water too,

 As if you never would stop!

My life is a bore in this nasty pond,

 And I long to go out in the world beyond!

I wish I could hop like you!

Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.

हिंदी अनुवाद – बत्तख ने कंगारू से कहा ,वाह ! तुम कितना अच्छा कूदते हो ! खेतों के ऊपर और पानी के ऊपर भी जैसे कि तुम कभी रुकोगे ही नहीं l इस गंदगी भरे तालाब में मेरा जीवन तो नीरस है और मैं यहाँ से दूर जाना चाहता हूँ काश ! मैं भी तुम्हारी तरह उछल –कूद कर सकता l बत्तख ने कंगारू से कहा l

 Questions :

(a) Name the poem and the poet.

(b) What did the Duck praise the Kangaroo for?

(c) Where could the Kangaroo hop?

(d) Where did the Duck live?

 (e) What did the Duck long for?

Answers :

(a) The name of the poem is ‘The Duck and the Kangaroo’ and the name of the poet is ‘Edward Lear’.

(b) He praised the Kangaroo for his fine hopping.

 (c) The Kangaroo could hop over the fields and the water.

 (d) The Duck lived in a nasty pond.

 (e) The Duck longed to go out in the world beyond.

STANZA 2

‘Please give me a ride on your back!’

 Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.

`I would sit quite still, and say nothing but “Quack”,

The whole of the long day through!

And we’d go to the Dee, and the Jelly Bo Lee,

 Over the land, and over the sea;

Please take me a ride! 0 do!’

                                                                Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.

हिंदी अनुवाद – ‘कृपया मुझे अपनी पीठ पर बिठाकर सवारी दे दो ! बत्तख ने कंगारू से कहा । ‘मैं  चुपचाप बैठा रहूँगा और कां-कां के  सिवा कुछ नहीं बोलूँगा । पूरे का-पूरा दिन । तब हम डी नदी और जैली बो ली पर जाएंगे। मैदानों तथा समुद्र के ऊपर घूमेंगे । कृपया मुझे सवारी पर ले जाओ । अरे ले जाओ ! बत्तख ने कंगारू से कहा ।

Questions :

 (a) What request did the Duck make to the Kangaroo?

 (b) What did the Duck promise to do?

(c) What did the Duck promise not to do?

(d) What places did he want to go to?

(e) How could he go over the land and the sea?

 Answers :

(a) The Duck requested the Kangaroo to give him a ride.

 (b) The Duck promised to sit still on his back.

 (c) The Duck promised not to speak anything all day long except “Quack”.

 (d) He wanted to go to the Dee river and the Jelly Bo Lee.

(e) He could go over the land and the sea on the Kangaroo’s back.

 STANZA 3

Said the Kangaroo to the Duck, `

This requires some little reflection;’

 Perhaps on the whole it might bring me luck,

 And there seems but one objection,

Which is, if you ‘ll let me speak so bold,

 Your feet are unpleasantly wet and cold,

And would probably give me the roo-

Matiz!’ said the Kangaroo.

हिंदी अनुवाद – कंगारू ने बत्तख से कहा , “इस बारे में थोड़ा सोच –विचार करने की आवश्यकता है ; शायद इससे कुल मिलाकर मुझे एक सौभाग्य ही मिले l लेकिन इसमें एक आपत्ति दिखाई जान पड़ती हैं , जो यह है ,यदि तुम मुझे साहस दो तो मैं बोलूँ l तुम्हारे पांव असुखद ढंग से गीले और ठंडे हैं और संभवतया ये मुझे गठिए का रोग दे देंगें” कंगारू ने कहा l

Questions :

(a) What needs some little reflection?

(b) What did the Kangaroo think could bring him luck?

(c) What was the objection in this process?

(d) What was the fear of the Kangaroo?

(e) Find any two pairs of rhyming words in this stanza.

 Answers :

(a) Offering a ride to the Duck on the Kangaroo’s back needs reflection.

(b) Giving a chance of ride to the Duck could bring the Kangaroo back.

 (c) The Duck’s feet were too wet and cold.

(d) He feared that the Duck’s wet and cold feet would probably give him the roomatiz disease..

 (e) (i) Duck rhyms with bluck.

(ii)Reflection rhyms with objection.

STANZA 4

Said the Duck, ‘As I sat on the rocks,

 I have thought over that completely,

 And I bought four pairs of worsted socks

Which fit my web-feet neatly.

And to keep out the cold I’ve bought a cloak,

 And every day a cigar I’ll smoke,

 All to follow my own dear  true

Love of a Kangaroo!’

हिंदी अनुवाद – बत्तख ने कहा जब मैं चट्टानों के ऊपर बैठा तो इसके बारे में पूरा सोच विचार किया I और मैंने चार जोड़ी ऊनी जुराबें खरीदीं ,जो मेरे जालीदार पैरों में अच्छे से आती हैं I  और सर्दी से बचने के लिए मैंने एक लबादा खरीद लिया है और हर रोज मैं एक सिगार पीता हूँ l मैं यह सब कुछ इसलिए कर रहा हूँ ताकि मैं अपने प्रिय कंगारू के प्यार को पूरा कर सकूँ l

Questions :

 (a) Who is the Duck speaking to?

(b) {Hurt has he thought over completely?

( C)  What has he bought for his web feet?

(d) What has he bought to keep out of cold?

(e) For whose did he do all this?

Answers :

(a) He is speaking to the Kangaroo.

(b) He has thought it over completely that his web-feet should not get wet and cold.

(c) Four pairs of worsted socks.

(d) He has bought a cloak to keep out of cold.

(e) He did so for the sake of his dear friend the Kangaroo.

 STANZA 5

Said the Kangaroo, ‘I’m ready!

All in the moonlight pale;

But to balance me well, dear Duck, sit steady!

And quite at the end of my tail!’

 So away they went with a hop and a bound,

 And they hopped the whole world three times round;

 And who so happy-0 who,

   As the Duck and the Kangaroo?

हिंदी अनुवाद –कंगारू ने कहा , ‘मैं तैयार हूँ l इस हल्की –सी चांदनी में पूर्ण रूप से ; लेकिन मेरा संतुलन बनाए रखने के लिए ,प्यारे बत्तख, तुम बिना हिले बैठे रहना और बिल्कुल मेरी पूँछ के सिरे पर’ और तब वे उछलते और कूदते हुए वहाँ से चले गए l और उन्होंने इसी खुशी में पूरी दुनिया के तीन चक्कर लगाए l अरे ! कौन इतना खुश कौन हो सकता था जितना कि वो बत्तख और कंगारू थे l

Questions :

 (a) What was the Kangaroo ready for?

(b) Where did he ask the Duck to sit?

 (c) How did they start their programme?

 (d) How many times did they go round the world?

(e) How were they feeling?

 Answers :

(a) The Kangaroo was ready for giving a ride to the Duck on his back.

(b) He asked the Duck to sit at the end of his tail.

 (c) They started their programme with a hop and a bound.

 (d) They went round the world three times.

(e) They were feeling extremely happy.

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Very Short Answer Type Questions

 1. How does a Kangaroo run ?

Ans. A Kangaroo runs by hopping.

2. Where did the Duck live ?

 Ans. The Duck lived in a nasty pond.

3. What did the Duck Wish ?

Ans. The Duck wished that the Kangaroo should give him a ride on his back.

4. How would the Duck sit ?

Ans. The Duck would sit still.

5. Where does the Duck wish to go ?

Ans. The Duck wishes to go to the Dee and the Jelly Bo Lee

6. What fear was there in the Kangaroo’s mind ?

 Ans. The Kangaroo feared that the wet and cold feet of the Duck would make him fall ill.

7. How were the Duck’s feet ?

Ans. The Duck’s feet were very wet and cold.

8. What did the Duck buy ?

Ans. The Duck bought four pairs of worsted socks and a clock .

9. Why will the Duck smoke a cigar daily ?

 Ans. The Duck will smoke a cigar daily to keep himself warm.

10. How many times did the Duck and the Kangaroo go round the world together ?

Ans. They went round the world together three times.

11. Who was happy after the ride ?

Ans. Both the Duck and the Kangaroo were happy after the ride.

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Short Answer Type Questions  (30 to 40 words)

1.Where did the Duck live and what did she long for ?

Ans. The Duck lived in a nasty pond. He was bored of his life. He wanted to leave that place and go out in the world beyond.

2. What was the Kangaroo’s reflection ?

 Ans. The Kangaroo feared that the Duck’s feet are always wet and cold. If he sits on his back this will make him suffer from roomatiz.

3: What preparations did the Duck make for the ride on the Kangaroo’s back ?

Ans. He bought four pair of worsted socks so that his feet could remain thy and warm. He also bought an overcoat. He smoked a cigar daily to please the Kangaroo

 Value Based Questions and Answers of THE DUCK AND THE KANGAROO

QUICK REVIEW OF THE POEM 

1.What does the Duck praise the kangaroo for ?

    (A) swimming                                                                (B) hopping

    (C) singing                                                                       (D) dancing

    Ans. (B) hopping

2.Where could the kangaroo hop ?

    (A) over the fields                                                       (B) over the water

    (C) both (A) and (B)                                                    (D) none of the above

    Ans. (C) both (A) and (B)

3.Where did the Duck lived ?

(A) pond                                                                              (B) river

(C) sea                                                                                  (D) ocean

Ans. (A) pond

4.How does the Duck describe his pond ?

    (A) beautiful                                                                  (B) loving

    (C) attractive                                                                  (D) nasty

Ans. (D) nasty

5.What does the Duck long for ?

   (A) leave the nasty pond                                           (B) go out in the world beyond

   (C) both (A) and (B)                                                     (D) none of the above

 Ans. (C) both (A) and (B)

6.What did the Duck request the Kangaroo ?

   (A) to give him a ride                                                   (B) to give him food

   (C) to play with him                                                      (D) all of the above

Ans. (A) to give him a ride

7.What sound does a Duck make ?

   (A) Caw                                                                             (B) Quack

   (C) Mark                                                                           (D) Mew

 Ans. (B) Quack

8.What did the Duck promise the Kangaroo ?

    (A) to sing him a song                                                 (B) to give him fish to eat

   (C) to tell him a tale                                                      (D) to sit still

Ans. (D) to sit still

9.What placed does the Duck wish to visit ?

      (A) to the Dee                                                             (B) to the Jelly Bo Lee

     (C) both (A) and (B)                                                   (D) none of the above

     Ans. (C) both (A) and (B)

10.What was Kangaroo afraid of ?

      (A) the Duck’s wet and cold feet (B) the weight of the Duck

     (C) the beak of the Duck (D) all of the above

     Ans. (A) the Duck’s wet and cold feet

11.What did the Duck buy for his wet feet ?

       (A) shoes                                                                      (B) four pairs of worsted socks

       (C) clock                                                                        (D) all of the above

        Ans. (B) four pairs of worsted socks

12.What did the Duck do to make himself fit to have a ride on the Kangaroo’s back ?

       (A) bought four pairs of worsted socks           (B) bought a clock

       (C) began smoking a cigar daily                           (D) all of the above

      Ans. (D) all of the above

13.Was the Kangaroo ready to give the Duck a ride ?

        (A) yes                                                                          (B) no

    (C) may be                                                                      (D) may not be

    Ans. (A) yes

14.Where did the Kangaroo ask the Duck to sit ?

     (A) on his neck                                                             (B) on his back

     (C) at the begining of his tail                                   (D) at the end of his tail

    Ans. (D) at the end of his tail

15.How many times did they go round the world ?

     (A) two                                                                            (B) three

    (C) four                                                                            (D) five

    Ans. (B) three

16.Who is the poet of the poem `The Duck and the Kangaroo’ ?

      (A) Edward Lear                                                          (B) Gieve Patel

     (C) W.W.E. Ross                                                           (D) William Wordsworth

     Ans. (A) Edward Lear

 

 

 

 

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